HC Deb 15 August 1882 vol 273 cc1832-3

asked the First Commissioner of Works, Whether any deed or document exists by which the lessees under the Crown, of the houses which face the enclosure in Regent's Park, have any special rights over the enclosure itself; and, whether the Law Officers of the Crown have expressed any legal opinion as to the rights or powers of the lessees to exclude the public from the use of the enclosure?


On behalf of my right hon. Friend the First Commissioner of Works, I have to say that there are no covenants in the leases of Crown property in the Regent's Park which bind the Crown to keep the enclosure in question as a private garden. But it will be obvious to my hon. Friend that lessees may have rights which are not represented by covenants in their leases. Viewing the importance and difficulty of the question, I have directed a case to be prepared for the consideration of the Law Officers of the Crown.